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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Artichoke & Cannellini Bean Dip


This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite food network chefs, Giada de Laurentis. I DVR her show daily because she has so many fabulous recipes! In her originalrecipe, she has a few more ingredients and uses it as a crostini topper. I will try that recipe one day and let you know how it goes. ;-) But for now, you will have to try it out as a light and tasty dip! The great thing about this recipe is that it can be served warm or at room temp.
{ Prep Time: 10 mins / Difficulty: Easy / Yields: 4-6 servings }

Ingredients:
1 (14 oz) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese (or Parmesan)
1 tsp lemon zest
3 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
plain gluten-free crackers, wheat thins, triscuits and/or plain melba toast crackers

Directions:
1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the olive oil. Pulse until the mixture is chunky. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil until all ingredients are incorporated. The dip is naturally salty, so serve with plain crackers.
** If serving warm: preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place dip in a shallow oven-safe bowl and bake for 20-25 mins, or until light golden brown and bubbly.**

Recipe adapted from a recipe by Giada de Laurentis

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